Acta Œcumenica 2020

28 Apr 2021

Acta Œcumenica 2020 is now available and can be consulted online as well as ordered in print format through the Libreria Editrice Vaticana.

The volume includes the many events and ecumenical initiatives of the Holy See during 2020, including the 25th anniversary of the Encyclical Ut unum sint, the 60th anniversary of the Pontifical Council, and the publication of the new document The Bishop and Christian Unity: An Ecumenical Vademecum. 

Acta Œcumenica is the new journal of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Founded in 2020, it follows on from Information Service/Service d'information which had been published by the Dicastery since 1967, the archives of which are all available online. 

Acta Œcumenica is an annual volume that gathers documents on the engagement of the Holy See with regard to Christian unity: the ecumenical events and declarations of the Holy Father, information on the various activities of the Pontifical Council (documentation on the different international dialogues, texts of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the activities of the Cardinal President, etc.), as well as documentation relating to the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews.

Complementing the Dicastery's website, which offers immediate updates on ecumenical news from the Holy See, Acta Œcumenica is a complete reference source on the official ecumenical documents of the Holy See, generally published in their original language, for academic and research purposes.

Acta Œcumenica can be downloaded free of charge from the Pontifical Council's website or sent by email to those requesting (libraries, ecumenical centres and institutes, and anyone interested in ecumenism). Contact:

The paper version of the journal is also available by yearly subscription (€38). The Libreria Editrice Vaticana (LEV) coordinates distribution. Contact: